How to Add Netflix to Plex

By Chris Hoffman

Plex, a media library application, includes support for Netflix via a plug-in. The Netflix plug-in adds Netflix as an option to the videos section of your Plex media library. You can use the plug-in to browse Netflix, search for available movies and TV shows, and watch them from within Plex. The Netflix plug-in only works with the Mac OS X version of Plex and doesn’t run on Windows.

Things You'll Need

  • Mac OS X

Step 1

Install the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in on your Mac. If you can watch Netflix in your Web browser, you already have Silverlight. Otherwise, open the Silverlight website, download the Silverlight installer package, double-click the downloaded “Silverlight.pkg” file and follow the instructions on your screen.

Step 2

Open the Netflix page on the Plex Online website in your Web browser. You can also select “Plex Online” in Plex to open this website.

Step 3

Click the “Install Netflix Into Plex” link on the page to install the Netflix plug-in. Open the videos library in Plex and select “Netflix” to use it.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can download a variety of plug-ins for Plex from the Plex Online website.